Villa for 7 with free wifi, wine-cellar and fenced pool close to a Tuscan village

Modernista was the result of a family's choice to pay homage to architectural greats such as Wright while still living at the edge of a small Tuscan village.

Today this translates to comfortable open spaces both inside and out and the chance to experience village life at its most authentic. Respecting the modern tenet of 'living on the horizontal while surrounded by nature', the fenced property has a garden that wraps around its stone and stucco facade and places its water feature, the family pool, in the best spot to enjoy a Tuscan view.

Nice little touches

  • Having the village so close is a delight, and the views from the pool are of unspoilt countryside


The entrance off the circular drive is up a few steps, but once through the front door, with one exception, the house avoids the vertical. From the entryway there is a corridor to the left to two large double bedrooms and a shared bathroom with sunken tub and shower facilities. Also from the entrance wide glass doors lead into a spacious living room flooded with light from the large picture windows and doors looking out to the covered terrace and the garden beyond. The living room, whose fireplace is built into the dark stone wall at one end, has sofas and armchairs enough to seat the household. Though it is likely that many meals will happen al fresco on the terrace, there is a dining room with a table for 8 conveniently between the living area and the kitchen. As befits the house, the eat-in kitchen has a clean stainless look, but marble- topped counters, rush-seated dining chairs and a brick niche give a nod to a more traditional look. A few steps from the kitchen is a shower room dressed in travertine that serves the single bedroom with a French double bed across the hall. A further hallway ends in a second sitting room with a corner fireplace, a door to the garden and a stairway to two additional bedrooms, a single and a double, which share a smart shower room on this floor.

The back terrace, which overlooks the garden, is furnished with dining table and a portable barbecue, while a gate from the terrace opens to a fenced garden area that leads to the pool. Though resting above ground, the pool is sizeable enough for brief cooling laps and the wooden deck to one side puts chairs and bronzing guests in just the position for enjoying the view.


Villa Type

  • Villas with pools
  • Beautiful views
  • Family villas
  • Pets welcome
  • Private pool
  • Walk to village
  • Walk to shops or restaurants

Villa Details

  • Private pool
  • Free wifi
  • Air conditioning

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 3 double bedrooms
  • 2 single bedrooms
  • 2 shower rooms
  • 1 bathroom

Kitchen equipment

  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Kettle
  • Coffee maker (american and italian)
  • Toaster


  • Air conditioning. free for daytime use, extra at night (powered by solar panels)
  • Baby bed and high chair
  • Barbecue
  • Fireplace with wood available on request
  • Hair dryer in each bathroom
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Free wifi


  • Swimming pool - dim: 10 x 5 m., salt-treated and with wooden deck and ladder entry. deck has sun loungers and umbrella. fenced.
  • Furnished outdoor areas


  • Horse riding - horse stables near pieve a presciano, 3 km

What's included

  • Final cleaning included
  • Pool towels provided

Extras on request

  • Arrival groceries available on request
  • Extra bed - an extra bed for a child under 12 can be accommodated with prior arrangement.
  • Home produced olive oil for sale, wine cellar by the house with honour system.
  • Central heating extra
  • Pets welcome - permitted on request and requiring a €300/week supplemental fee, paid in cash on arrival


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Where is Modernista?

Around Modernista

Across the road from the house is a small chapel built to commemorate the fact that centuries ago Pergine was spared when the plague stopped there. The plague may have obligingly stopped, but guests should sally forward into the small town for there are restaurants, shops, a weekly market and life around the central piazza.

Pergine Valdarno is at the center of the Florence-Siena-Arezzo triangle and Modernista is ideally positioned for those who want to explore; buses to the medieval cities of Siena or Arezzo are steps away, a fast train from nearby Montevarchi can deliver you to the Renaissance heart of Florence in short order and a motorway entrance is only 20 km. away for those who like to be at the wheel.

For those preferring a slower lane, the wide Arno valley makes biking in this area a delight and the owner can arrange for a two-wheel vehicle to be waiting. No matter what the means or how far away the destination, the return to a garden and the view from the pool will be a welcome end of the day.

From € 229 per day

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